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Sharon Shown (#47392782)
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Bio Photo Hello All! My name is Sharon Shown as you can see by the bio. I am the oldest child and daughter of Roy Lee Shown, Sr and
Sally Jane Toler Shown.
I have been interested in general history all of my life but have only gotten involved in my own family genealogy for the past 11 1/2 years. My mother was actually interested in the pursuit of our ancestry but died long before other family members pursued this. I began my search again when a niece had already been doing the ancestry on one side of the family for a number of years. There was so much left to do and being the eldest in my direct line on my Daddy's side I thought I should get involved. I wanted to be able to present my children and grandchildren with 'their own history' should the Lord tarry and something happened to me. See, they would now have answers and they wouldn't be like my father was when I was young. He was only making guesses about where we came from...he really had no clue. One thing for sure I have found is that most everyone will have the 'nagging' questions come to them, "Who Am I? "Where Did I Come From?" With these questions being partly answered for my children, grandchildren and any other curious relatives then they can know...something. My main objectives are as follows:


Life is too short to wonder...why not provide at least some of the answers to some of the ancestor's questions.

If there are any memorials which are of your family members that are not a part of my family line, please 'click' edit on that particular memorial and submit a request to transfer and I will gladly do so.

For the record, I am doing this out of a love for my family members and to join other families that have an interest. I will never prevent a family from having their own direct line memorial but as you can guess there may be more than one request. The guideline for transfer will be on a first-come, first-served request. This way each family will have their own family memorials to cherish and lead others in their family to view and to become involved.

Additionally, I will say this is even more important because there are young children and infants who have either no grave marker(but have sources to prove of their demise)or who do have one but have seemingly been 'forgotten'. I recently added a memorial which had listed two persons who had per-deceased them but there was one 'little one' who had been 'forgotten'. Since both of the parents were now deceased there was a possibility that the ones living would never know about this young and precious relative.

As an end note, I would add that there are no limitations from another person procuring a photo or any other information for their families own use. After all, that is what it is there share.
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Wilma Shown Moellman
Shown/Shoun genealogy
Ms. Sharon,
I'm totally new and a novice when it comes to research. I've done DNA with Ancestry which connected me to Leonard Shoun.
I knew from family discussions that our name (Shown) had been misspelled over the years for the typical various reasons, but could never find the exact correct spelling my ancestors used, until now !!
Was wondering how I'd figure out how I'm related to Leonard Shoun????

Thanks in advance for any tips or help you send my way !
Wilma "Shown" Moellman
Added by Wilma Shown Moellman on Jan 13, 2016 6:46 PM
Linda Ellington
RE: Ellen Chapman
Sharon, it is Chapmon on the stone. And there is another memorial with a photo which already exists with the Chapmon spelling. Maybe the person who took the photo and memorial will be willing to delete their memorial since you had so much already on your memorial.
I was trying to make sure I had all of the Wells girls linked to their parents memorials. This is when I noticed I didn't have Aunt Ellen's. I have alot more photos of this wonderful family.
If you have I have posted a lot of them. Merry Christmas, Sharon. God bless.
Added by Linda Ellington on Dec 09, 2015 4:06 PM
Greg sawyers
Mary Hutton
Thanks so much for your posts. I have many of the photos of Mary Hutton which you have posted from Hutton Cemetery. There is however one small pic I was unaware of. Can you share some history for me on the pic and how can I get a more detailed copy. It is the small pic when she was much younger. She is my great great grandmother.
Thank You
Greg sawyers
Added by Greg sawyers on Nov 10, 2015 5:07 PM
Just Plain Nosy
RE: John McIntyre
Thanks! :)
Added by Just Plain Nosy on Mar 24, 2015 9:01 AM
S Clark
? family
Hello Sharon,
I am currently tracking my family tree, noticed your name on my great uncles grave here and would love to find out if we are related. Feel free to contact me on here or @
Added by S Clark on Jul 24, 2014 5:14 PM
Re: Viola & Floyd Collie
I posted grave marker photos for Viola Collie--108515404 & Floyd Collie--108515583. Both @ Reidlawn Cemetery, Reidsville, NC.
Added by ppdavis on Jun 08, 2014 3:11 PM
RE: Nathaniel Pettis Stone
Thanks! :)
Added by Indica on Mar 14, 2014 8:56 AM
Sue Lapp
RE: Albert Sawyer
Thanks for all the trouble, I'm following Cosby line whose mother was a Deskins, but I am running into a brick wall.
Thanks again!! If you run into any Deskins keep me in mind.
Added by Sue Lapp on Jan 24, 2014 7:41 PM
Sue Lapp
Sawyer help
I got your name off Jack Sawyer profile page, anyway I do the genealogy for all the Deskins lines, and it sounded like you did it for the Sawyers, hoping you can help me locating Albert D. Sawyer who married Cosby Worley, have no other info.
Eager to hear from you.
Sue Deskins Lapp 46801997
Added by Sue Lapp on Jan 24, 2014 5:52 PM
Timmy and Cindi Bouldin Tilley
Lenia Owens
I am sorry but your request does not fall in Find A Grave's guidelines for transfers. Due to the attitude I have received from other contributers on Find A Grave when I have asked for the transfer of Aunts, Uncles and such, I follow the Find A Grave guidelines.
Again I am sorry.
Cindi Bouldin Tilley
Added by Timmy and Cindi Bouldin T... on May 28, 2013 4:23 AM
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